Graduate Study in PC: Skills and Competencies

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A brief survey of doctoral programs, categories for admission, and what you can do to become a successful applicant.

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Graduate Study in PC: Skills and Competencies

  1. 1. Graduate Study in PC:Skills and CompetenciesA Brief Overview I Jack Hennes
  2. 2. Purdue University PhD in Rhetoric & CompositionHighest-ranked criteria for admittance Letters of 1 Writing sample 3 Recommendation 5 Perceived fit of applicant with program goals Goals/Statement Type of MA 6 Teaching 2 4 experience of Purpose degree
  3. 3. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute PhD in Communication & RhetoricHighest-ranked criteria for admittance Perceived fit of Personal knowledge 1 applicant with 3 GRE scores 5 of applicant program goals Goals/statement 6 Letters of 2 of purpose 4 Graduate GPA recommendation
  4. 4. Texas Tech University PhD in Technical Communication & RhetoricHighest-ranked criteria for admittance Goals/statement Perceived fir of 1 3 5 Graduate GPA of purpose applicant with program goals 2 Letters of 4 Writing sample 6 Teaching experience recommendation
  5. 5. Michigan Tech University PhD in Rhetoric & Technical CommunicationHighest-ranked criteria for admittance Letters of 1 Writing sample 3 Recommendation 5 Perceived fit of applicant with program goals Goals/Statement Type of MA 6 Teaching 2 4 experience of Purpose degree
  6. 6. Michigan State University PhD in Rhetoric & WritingHighest-ranked criteria for admittance Goals/statement Perceived fit of Letters of 1 3 applicant with 5 of purpose recommendation program goals 2 Writing sample 4 Teaching experience
  7. 7. Clemson University PhD in Rhetorics, Communication, & Information DesignHighest-ranked criteria for admittance Perceived fit of 1 Writing sample 3 applicant with 5 GRE scores program goals Letters of Goals/statement 6 Teaching experience 2 4 of purpose recommendation
  8. 8. Virginia Tech PhD in Rhetoric & WritingHighest-ranked criteria for admittance Perceived fit of 1 applicant with 3 Writing sample 5 Type of MA degree program goals Goals/Statement Letters of 6 Teaching experience 2 4 of Purpose recommendation
  9. 9. Iowa State University PhD in Rhetoric & Professional CommunicationHighest-ranked criteria for admittance Perceived fit of Letters of 1 applicant with 3 5 Work experience Recommendation program goals 2 Writing sample 4 Graduate GPA 6 Source of MA degree
  10. 10. How do I get involved?1. Establish strong relationships with your professors and advisors2. Write every essay as if it were a potential writing sample3. Maintain a strong GPA4. Get involved and present at local and regional conferences5. Get published (book reviews, graduate student journals, etc.)
  11. 11. # Criteria for Admittance Statement of Purpose

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